October Is Pork Month

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October is pork month. In honor of the swine month, Fairbury Journal-News got to sit down with Bruce Livingston of Livingston Enterprises, Inc. for a one-on-one about the company’s new endeavors.

The big project that LEI is tackling recently has been a new feed mill, which Livingston commented is going well. As of the first week of October, the feedmill saw its first loads of corn.

With this new feedmill, LEI will start producing their own feed within a few months. Livingston was proud to say that the corn they will use is all local. He went on to say that the type of corn they are using for their feed is number two yellow corn.

“We just wanted to buy all the corn from area corn farmers,” he said.

The feedmill, located east of Daykin, is a state-of-the-art facility with everything they need for their current situation with room for the future. There are two grain bins and each can hold up to 856,000 bushels, which is currently a year’s worth of corn for LEI.

According to Livingston, they can unload a semi full of corn in an estimated minute and a half.

“We built it for our current needs, but we built it for expansion,” Livingston said.

As for a growth plan, Livingston noted that they do plan on expanding in a couple years.

He went on to say that LEI purchased the former Wal-Mart. This building which will be used for Corporate offices and living spaces. The facility will be able to house 80 people. Although keeping the facility on the corner of 4th & E streets, the offices will be moving to the new location.

“We are going to move our offices up there,” Livingston said.

The new space will include a large conference room, more parking, and more offices. According to Livingston, they had simply out grown their current office facility and needed a new place to continue to grow.

Livingston went on to comment that he is very proud to be part of the community and work with local growers to provide corn so LEI can start producing their own feed.

Additionally, Livingston noted that LEI is building another facility in Kansas, a 5,000 head finishing site. With 170 employees already, Livingston says they are always looking for more people to join their them.

“We got a pretty good team put together, but we’re always looking to add,” he said.

October Is Pork Month

Posted on 

October is pork month. In honor of the swine month, Fairbury Journal-News got to sit down with Bruce Livingston of Livingston Enterprises, Inc. for a one-on-one about the company’s new endeavors.

The big project that LEI is tackling recently has been a new feed mill, which Livingston commented is going well. As of the first week of October, the feedmill saw its first loads of corn.

With this new feedmill, LEI will start producing their own feed within a few months. Livingston was proud to say that the corn they will use is all local. He went on to say that the type of corn they are using for their feed is number two yellow corn.

“We just wanted to buy all the corn from area corn farmers,” he said.

The feedmill, located east of Daykin, is a state-of-the-art facility with everything they need for their current situation with room for the future. There are two grain bins and each can hold up to 856,000 bushels, which is currently a year’s worth of corn for LEI.

According to Livingston, they can unload a semi full of corn in an estimated minute and a half.

“We built it for our current needs, but we built it for expansion,” Livingston said.

As for a growth plan, Livingston noted that they do plan on expanding in a couple years.

He went on to say that LEI purchased the former Wal-Mart. This building which will be used for Corporate offices and living spaces. The facility will be able to house 80 people. Although keeping the facility on the corner of 4th & E streets, the offices will be moving to the new location.

“We are going to move our offices up there,” Livingston said.

The new space will include a large conference room, more parking, and more offices. According to Livingston, they had simply out grown their current office facility and needed a new place to continue to grow.

Livingston went on to comment that he is very proud to be part of the community and work with local growers to provide corn so LEI can start producing their own feed.

Additionally, Livingston noted that LEI is building another facility in Kansas, a 5,000 head finishing site. With 170 employees already, Livingston says they are always looking for more people to join their them.

“We got a pretty good team put together, but we’re always looking to add,” he said.

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